Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: goodwill
IPA transcription: [ɡ'ʊdw'ɪl]
Pronunciations of goodwill
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: grace, good_will, goodwill
    Meaning: a disposition to kindness and compassion; "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"
  • Synonyms: good_will, goodwill
    Meaning: the friendly hope that something will succeed
  • Synonyms: good_will, goodwill
    Meaning: (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)
Usage examples
  • The cashier was overflowing with happiness and goodwill towards his species.
  • Your's is the only letter of goodwill that I have received; though, indeed, I am promised something of that sort from Sweden.
  • We judge, for example, that happiness is more desirable than misery, knowledge than ignorance, goodwill than hatred, and so on.
  • But the valley grew narrow and narrower still, And the evening got darker and colder, Till (merely from nervousness, not from goodwill) They marched along shoulder to shoulder.
  • If Jonathan Burge and a few others felt less comfortable on the occasion, they tried their best to look contented, and so the toast was drunk with a goodwill apparently unanimous.
  • "This is not the first time, by a great many," he said, "that I have had to thank my parishioners for giving me tokens of their goodwill, but neighbourly kindness is among those things that are the more precious the older they get.
  • When the public is supreme, there is no man who does not feel the value of public goodwill, or who does not endeavor to court it by drawing to himself the esteem and affection of those amongst whom he is to live. Many of the passions which congeal and keep asunder human hearts, are then obliged to retire and hide below the surface.
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